For 1,209 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Neumaier's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Captain Phillips
Lowest review score: 0 Goats
Score distribution:
1,209 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    The first film in a while to have a decent heart while quickening your pulse.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    World is grounded, offering up a rare case of well-earned hopefulness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A twisty Italian thriller that takes some liberties with its now-you-see-'em/now-you-don't plot points, but no matter; the way director Giuseppe Capotondi keeps us guessing is deliciously, maliciously deft.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Filled with striking images and the ghosts of lives lived in hardship and war, Incendies is tough but impactful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Murphy also reveals one more gem when she interviews the New York couple who gave their friend Nell Harper Lee a financial gift in the '50s that allowed her to quit her job and finish the book, an act of generosity that is also one more kindness surrounding this most humane of artworks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    As in "Purple Rose," the film works best when tweaking the disparate worlds thrown together, though "Midnight" is frothier, and so Wilson shines.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Kung Fu Panda 2 plunks down squarely in the spot marked for "chop-socky action with heart."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Like so much in this astounding, consistently beautiful and challenging movie, the answer depends on what you bring to it. Think of it as the Ultimate Anti-Summer-Blockbuster.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Beginners is filled with crises of identity, but underneath it all is a beautifully humane, sweet and intelligent movie that knows exactly what it is at every moment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A charming indie that combines dreamy aspiration with mucky, hilarious reality.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A young Aussie actress who seems as all-American as a Magic 8 ball, successfully walks the tightrope from precocious to exuberant, never once falling into obnoxiousness. That could describe this crackerjack of a kids' movie as well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    A gripping documentary about how unnecesary real estate development can change the soul of New York, brings us inside the lives it touches.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Emphasizing the importance of new media, Stelter is ready to bring the paper back to the future, though this terrific tale of an establishment in transition ultimately plays like "All the President's Men," with the intrigue coming from inside the building.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Even those who never joined the cult of A Tribe Called Quest will find this clear-eyed chronicle of their career irresistible.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    If only this were a media-fueled tall tale and not one poor creature's lifelong nightmare.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    There's no bells and whistles here, no 3-D or useless grey fluff, just Pooh as he's always been, silly and true.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This muscular, red-blooded adventure has a decent heart and the stuff of Saturday afternoon serials running through its veins.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This is crucial work, evidenced by a line on a wall of R.I.P. graffiti that reads simply, "I am next." This film of common folks fighting the seemingly inevitable is just as moving.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Cooper, Torre and Dane DeHaan, as a soldier smitten with a local girl, stand out among a strong cast. With its big ideas on an intimate scale, this is Sayles' best in a decade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This incredibly moving, touchingly honest and transcendent chronicle of how a handful of people coped after Sept. 11 is not only one of the best distillations of that day, but a monument to humanity lost and gained.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    For all the movement in Drive, the quiet, deathly still moments are the ones that count.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This extraordinary hybrid of a movie lives and breathes the game, yet its achievement is bigger than that. There's a touch of old-fashioned romanticism here, but more crucially there's strategy going on inside Bennett Miller's movie that turns it into something cool and special.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Warm memories of one school under a groove and a moving ending that no screenwriter could improve upon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    50/50 pulls no punches in its depiction of living day-to-day with illness. There's pain and fear, no question. But this dramatic comedy is also warm, honest and, most especially, funny.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This brisk but full documentary about students at a Bronx high school taking a class that promotes literacy and poetry slams is, like its subjects, multifaceted, sometimes sad but ultimately inspiring.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    This wildly entertaining Bollywood action-comedy, with Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan in two roles, pays homage to such '90s flicks as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "The Matrix," adding whimsy and loads of heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Payne's observational humor and attention to detail yield something emotionally epic. Everything from beachfront jogs to hospital confessions reveals layers of humanity and absurdity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    When Marilyn Monroe appears, things stop. She is, as portrayed by Michelle Williams, a strange and beautiful alien: Unpredictable, odd, magnetic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Here, in his best performance since "Spider," Fiennes plays the snarling, entitled general Caius Martius Coriolanus, whose bloody brow and bald head are stained with what's left of his soldiers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Neumaier
    Young Adult may at times be stuck between emotional gears, but that's by design. Like its heroine, the movie refuses to pick up after itself.

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